Hurst Community Initiative Aspen Institute Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys

Convening Community Leaders for Over 70 Years

Facilitating Collaborative Solutions to Shared Challenges of the 

Roaring Fork & Colorado River Valleys

We believe we're all better when we work together.

From Parachute to Aspen, Colorado, the Hurst Community Initiative works with elected officials, non-elected

community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, immigrants, businesses, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, state agencies, community organizers, and industry innovators.

We invite YOU to join us.

Hurst Leadership Seminar 

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for Elected Officials & Non-Elected Community Leaders

Community leaders from across the region meet to discuss what makes a fair, equitable and just society.

Together, we're exploring personal values, public policy, and our individual and collective commitment to the public good.



  • Tuition cost is 100% subsidized by the Hurst Community Initiative, our investment in community leaders

  • Curricula is supervised by Todd Breyfogle, Colorado native and Managing Director of the Aspen Institute's Executive Leadership Seminars

  • For 2022, we are convening the first-ever Hurst Leadership Seminar Reunion in-person event. By invitation.

Annual cohorts are selected by invitation to maximize diversity and ensure equitable representation from each community throughout the region. Limited availability in each cohort. 

To learn more about participating in upcoming cohorts, email

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Selected participants will be notified with a confirmation of their cohort.


To participate in future cohorts, email

Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys

Collaborative Cohorts Working on Shared Challenges of the Roaring Fork & Colorado River Valleys


coming soon

Working in collaborative cohorts, Aspen Institute convenes regional elected officials and non-elected community leaders with industry innovators to boldly tackle the most pressing challenges of our time.

For more information and to get involved, email